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Spring, Finals & Summer Facility Hours

Please be advised of Campus Recreation's Spring Semester Facility Hours that are in effect from now until Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

During finals week (May 4-11), ARC and CRCE will close at 10 pm View the Finals Week Hours for more details.

Summer hours are posted as well. Remember-CRCE is closed for Summer I and Intersession. ARC will be open the entire summer. 

ARC Pool & Balcony Open

The outdoor pool and balcony at ARC are open! Air temperature must be 60 degrees or more for the pool to be open or all swimming will be moved indoors. Hours available online.

Please be advised: The ARC Indoor Pool will be closed May 14-27 to replace the pool pumps. Should there be inclement weather, there will be no indoor pool option during this time.

Limited Parking, Increased Traffic, Limited Gym Usage
  • May 6-14 – Commencement Cap and Gown pick-up, ARC
    View Commencement website for specific information.
    The south half of gym 1 unavailable from 3 pm, Sunday, May 6 until closing, Monday, May 14
Current Locker Renters

All Rental Lockers (except those on payroll deduction) will expire on July 31, 2018.

If you do not wish to renew, please remove all items by close on July 31. Items left in rental lockers after July 31 will be removed and donated. Campus Recreation will not be responsible for lost/stolen items.

If you are leaving for the summer and not returning before July 31, please remove all items by the close on July 31st. Items left in rental lockers beyond the expiration date will be removed and donated. Campus Recreation will not be responsible for lost/stolen items.

CRCE Lockers:
CRCE will close for Summer I on Friday, May 11. If you currently have items in a rental locker, please remove those items before 10 pm, Friday, May 11. You may use an ARC day use locker as a rental between Monday, May 7 and Monday, June 11.

Summer Learn to Swim Registration

Get ready to swim this summer! Learn to Swim registration for members is currently open! Non-member registration will open May 7. We will be providing the following classes this summer season:

  • Parent/Child (6 months - 3 years)
  • Preschool 
  • Youth Beginner (Level 1, Level 2, Level 3B, Level 3)
  • Youth Advanced (Level 3A, Level 4, Level 5, Level 6)
  • Youth Swim Conditioning 
  • Adult Beginner 1
  • Private Swim Lessons 

For more information and times, please check our website.

Bike Rodeo - FREE Event

Join us Saturday, May 5 ARC East Parking Lot 36 (the lot north of Grange Grove) from 9 am-Noon for our Bike Rodeo event! This event is FREE and open to community members, faculty, staff, and students. Enjoy bike safety demos, bicycle safety check stations, helmet fitting and skill testing stations as well as balloon artists, face painting, Insomnia cookies, archery and more! Parking is free in ARC parking lot E-24. However, please be advised of the high traffic due to multiple events taking place on campus that day. 

Spring Reading Day

Don't miss out on a nice relaxing day at ARC on Thursday, May 3, from 1 - 4 pm in celebration of Reading Day. There will also be log rolling and kayak races in the outdoor pool and a free yoga class on the pool deck (weather permitting). Free Jarling’s, Insomnia cookies, Jimmy John’s, Portillo's, mocktails with recipe cards from the ARC Instructional Kitchen and so much more! We have invited McKinley Peer Stress Educators and the Counseling Center to provide activities and resources for stress management during exams as well.

Ice Arena Hours & Locker Clean Out

The last day to skate at the Ice Arena for the school year will be Friday, May 4 from 11:15 am-12:45 pm.

Please remember all lockers need to be cleaned out by May 4 as the Ice Arena will be CLOSED all summer. 

Need a Summer Job?

We are now accepting applications online for summer employment for the following positions:

  • Adventure Recreation
  • Aquatics
  • Campus Bike Center
  • Facility Management 
  • Instructional Kitchen
  • Intramurals
  • Personal Training
Memberships Dates

Spring memberships expire May 14.  Summer I memberships are available for purchase May 4 and Summer II memberships are available June 15.

*If you have been assessed or have paid the spring semester service fee, you will continue to have access to Campus Recreation facilities until June 14, 2018.

Summer Intramurals

Have a little fun this summer by participating in intramurals! Registration will run May 7 at 9 am and end May 17 at Noon. Featured sports will include sand volleyball, kickball, 3v3 basketball, water walleyball/basketball, spikeball, 7v7 soccer and softball. Sign up at Don't miss out! 

Summer Climbing Clinics, Log Rolling Scuba and More

Continue to rock climb, take lessons, log roll or get certified to scuba dive at Campus Rec this summer! Please refer to our website for more information on dates and times. 

Campus Bike Center

The Campus Bike Center is a collaboration between The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and The Bike Project of Urbana-Champaign (501c3). The Facilities and Services (F&S) department staffed and administrated the campus operations of the Campus Bike Center. As of December 2017, the Campus Bike Center is now staffed and administered by Campus Recreation (Campus Rec).

In 2011, Facilities and Services reached out to Student Sustainability Committee and Natural Resources to fund the creation of a Bike Center on campus. The Bike Project provided the membership structure and volunteers to make the space a success. Last academic year saw 4,218 Campus Bike Center visitors.

Currently all membership services and Campus Bike Center fees and policies remain the same. The change in campus departments will have many benefits- one of which will be the support and programming expansion of the Campus Bike Center.

This spring Campus Recreation and the Campus Bike Center offered two Bike Maintenance 101 classes in MP6 at the ARC. These classes focused on the basics to get the community ready for active commuting. Through collaboration with campus partners we will be expanding upon the May 1st Bike to Work Day programmatic offerings and we will host our first Bike Rodeo on May 5.

Campus Recreation is hiring 6, Campus Bike Center Service Associates who will be responsible for peer education and upkeep of the center. Service Associates work between 4-20/hours weekly covering the open hours of the bike center; 2-6 pm Mon-Thurs, 2-5:30 pm on Friday as well as special events and programs. Apply now.